News from World Wings International
A history of second hand smoke exposure: are we asking the right questions?
A commentary written by Mardi A. Crane-Godreau and Peter Payne, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon, NH, USA to accompany a special research topic, Second Hand Smoke and COPD: lessons from animal studies, hosted by Frontiers in Respiratory Physiology. Click here to read the full article.
World Wings Members Win Gold Adrian Awards
Anne Sweeney, President of the WW Princeton/Philadelphia chapter and owner of Anne Sweeney Public Relations, has won a Gold Adrian Award from the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMI) for her PR work on The Real Women of Pan Am, a global PR campaign linked to the launch of the ABC TV series Pan Am.
Lou Hammond, a member of the WW Manhattan chapter and Chairman and Founder of Lou Hammond & Associates, was a winner of 11 Gold Adrian Awards and one Platinum Award from HSMAI for work on several imaginative PR campaigns for the agencies travel clients in.
Our congratulations to both Lou and Anne on their success.
How to Assist Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy
To all our World Wings members who are suffering from the ravages of Hurricane Sandy, our prayers go out to you and your families. The impact of the storm has been unimaginable in the devastation it left behind - the destruction of homes, the loss of power and infrastructure, the displacement of multitudes of people and more.
The World Wings International Facebook, Twitter and Crew Party sites are good places to start a search of another member or just to connect with other World Wings members and help restore desperately needed hope to those affected. If you have a particular need you can post a request, ask for assistance, etc. World Wingers are a very caring group and those who can will respond.
World Wings International, as an organization, is prohibited from providing financial assistance due to strict laws governing its IRS status however members acting as individuals certainly can.
For those who would like to help victims of Hurricane Sandy there are national relief organizations that will help distribute what is needed, provide food and shelter, take care of pets and more. There are additional local relief organizations that are in place as well. Below is a partial listing of relief organizations that can help those in need.
Though physical distance may separate us, those who are suffering remain in our hearts.
Jane Euler, President
World Wings International, Inc.
Organizations best suited for NJ and NY hard hit areas:
American Red Cross
Text: Donate $10 by text-messaging the word REDCROSS to 90999
Mail: fill out a donation form (PDF available online) and send to ARC, PO Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA 50340
Brooklyn Community Foundation (will provide relief to residents of this NY borough)
Will target Red Hook, Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Gerritsen Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Sheepshead Bay
Mail: Brooklyn Community Foundation
45 Main St., Suite 409
Brooklyn, NY 11201
COMMUNITY FOODBANK OF NEW JERSEY
Will take food donations in addition to monetary; specifically canned meals, canned tuna, peanut butter, granola bars, diapers and baby food.
Phone: 908-355-3663, Ext 243
Text: Make a $10 donation by text-messaging the word FEEDNJ to 80888
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Donations will provide resources to assess the current damage and develop plans for affordable housing in the affected areas.
Phone: 800-HABITAT (422-4828)
HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES
Online: Humane Society of the United States
Mail: make check payable to the HSUS, Dept. HACEE121006001, 2100 L. Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037
MAYOR’S FUND TO ADVANCE NEW YORK CITY
Text: donate $10 by text-messaging the word NYCFUND to 50555
Mail: Checks made payable to Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and send to 253 Broadway, 8th Floor, NY, NY, 10007 (Hurricane Sandy Relief in memo line on check)
Currently working in NJ, NY, CT and PA
Phone: 800-SAL ARMY (725-2769)
Text: donate $10 by text-messaging the word STORM to 80888
Mail: Salvation Army Disaster Services Center, PO Box 1959 Atlanda, GA 30301. Designate 2012 Hurricane Season in all checks.
SAVE THE CHILDREN
NY and NJ
Distributes hygiene kits, warm clothing, blankets, baby cribs and baby food.
Online: Save the Children
Text: Donate $10 by text messaging the word HURRICANE to 20222
Mail: make checks payable to Save the Children and send to 54 Wilton Road, Westport, CT 06800
Working with CT, Delaware, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, West VA and Washington, DC
Text: donate $10 by text-messaging the word RECOVERY to 52000